Drift Hotels, a brand from TMC Hospitality, is set to open its doors this March in Nashville’s evolving East Bank neighborhood. The property marks the brand’s fourth addition, following its expansion to California (Santa Barbara and Palm Springs) last year.
Housed in a former inn dating back to 1966, the 87-key boutique property features multi-room suites, a ground-level pool with cabanas, three food and beverage concepts, and penthouse offering striking views of Music City.
TMC Hospitality tapped Dryden Studio to preserve the building’s midcentury architecture while infusing it with a minimalist modern design. Local hospitality talent Alexis Soler—known for her work at Old Glory and Golden Pony—led the interior design, striking a balance between the Drift brand’s signature Baja flair and warm, inviting elements like rust, leather, concrete, and terracotta.
Drift Nashville’s three F&B outlets begin on a terrazzo walkway that guide guests to café Dawn. Further inside, the Sun Room lounge boasts floor-to-ceiling east and west facing windows, a golden tiled bar, and comfortable lounge seating. Bi-fold doors then lead guests to a terrace overlooking the pool and garden area. The terrace will feature communal tables, fireplaces, and a forthcoming al fresco bar launching this spring.
In a celebration of its locale, Drift Nashville will also showcases local art and handmade furniture by artisans like Lucid Woodworks, Sick Dye, and Juliana Morgan Alvarez.